Cowabunga, dudes! In case you haven’t noticed, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are everywhere these days, thanks to the upcoming movie release. And they’re not just in stores, they’re also taking over the Artsy House! See, Little Crafter has been watching all the old-school episodes on DVDs we borrowed from our library and he decided that he wanted a TMNT birthday party this year. Buckle up, because you know that means there are going to be about a million turtle-themed posts coming your way in the next week or two, right? Here’s a look at today’s project…the favor bags.
This year’s party is going to be different than parties past because now that Little Crafter has a year of school under his belt, he’s got his own friends he wanted to invite. Plus, this age group is all about activities; playing games and making fun things! So, instead of doing what we usually do, which is invite a bunch of our friends and hang out while monitoring our small kiddos, we now have a bona-fide Kid Party on our hands!
We decided to make some super-fun bags to hold the even-more-fun favors we’re going to be putting together; here’s how we did it.
- green bags
- cardstock: black, white, red, orange, purple, and blue
- paper cutter or scissors
- circle punches
Step 1: Punch white and black circles from cardstock; you need two of each per bag. Any size punches will do, as long as one is smaller than the other. Mine were 1 3/4″ and 1 1/4″.
Step 2: Glue the black circles inside the white ones. We used glue dots for this part to give a slightly 3-D effect.
Step 3: Cut “masks” from colored card stock. You’ll need to measure the bags you’re using to make sure you get the measurements right. Ours were 5″ x 2 1/4″. Ideally, it would be great to have blue, red, orange, and purple masks to represent all four turtles. I happened to not have any blue card stock in my stash, and Little Crafter didn’t mind, so we just did the other three.
Step 4: Glue the eyes to the masks.
Step 5: Glue the masks partway down the front of each bag.
That’s all there is to it! Easy peasy! As a matter of fact, there wasn’t a single step of this project that Little Crafter couldn’t do himself, except for measuring the masks on the paper cutter. It took us hardly any time at all, and cost us less than $4 to make twelve.
Little Crafter’s favorite turtle is Michaelangelo, so he’s already claimed an orange bag for himself!
Now our bags are ready to go…I can’t wait to show you what we’re making to put inside! Stay tuned…